MANILA, Philippines — Vanie Gandler stepped up when it mattered most to finish Cignal’s two-game skid with a 25-18, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20 victory over Akari within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Convention on Tuesday at FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan Metropolis.
Gandler led the collective effort of the HD Spikers as she nailed 14 factors together with the game-winning assault that ended the two-hour match and their woes to rise to a 2-2 document.
“[My motivation is] my staff. I understand how exhausting we’ve been working and I do know that we are able to do it, we’ve simply struggled somewhat bit, however I can see that everybody is basically discovering a solution to study from all our errors,” stated Gandler, who additionally had 14 digs.
“My staff actually helped me. I wouldn’t have performed this with out them,” she added.
Gandler acquired the higher of her former Ateneo teammates Religion Nisperos, Jaja Maraguinot, and Erika Raagas.
Invitational Convention Most Invaluable Participant Ces Molina additionally shone with 14 factors, 16 digs, and 7 glorious receptions. Jovelyn Gonzaga supplied the spark from the bench with 11 factors, whereas Ria Meneses dropped 4 blocks to complete with 9 markers.
As Cignal continued to overlook staff captain Rachel Anne Daquis because of her teaching camp in the USA, Chinchin Basas contributed seven factors, as setter Gel Cayuna dished out 21 glorious units on prime of three markers.
Cignal coach Shaq Delos Santos was relieved that his wards lastly acquired a win, ending the two-game profitable streak of Akari forward of their duel with the winless Farm Recent on Saturday at Philsports Enviornment.
“Earlier than this recreation, we actually went by way of loads of sacrifices. Our staff labored tougher simply to make our changes,” stated Delos Santos in Filipino. “However good factor we gained this recreation, we’re so grateful. I missed this type of efficiency. I’m grateful to our staff as a result of we actually labored exhausting to earn this.”
Akari dropped to a 3-2 document regardless of the 21-point effort of Dindin Santiago-Manabat.
Raagas had 16 factors and 11 glorious receptions for the Chargers, whereas Nisperos was restricted to only 10 markers.